The central character is Detective Chief Inspector Vera Stanhope. Who is obsessive about her work and driven by her own demons. If she's lonely she doesn't show it and faces the world with caustic wit, guile and courage. Her trusted and long suffering colleague is Sergeant Joe Ashworth. Together they approach every new case with unparalleled gusto and professionalism. Written by
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As Brenda Belthyn was born in 1946, in her Role as DCI Vera Stanhope she is playing a character much younger than her true age, who would have long since been retired from the police force. However, in S02E02 Silent Voices, we see that she was aged 10 in 1963, only making Vera Stanhope just 7 years younger than the actress playing her, Brenda Blethyn. See more